Well this little guy is back at Clara Vale and apparently there has been photographers and twitchers queuing to get into the hide on weekdays.
Well for the first 3 hours we had the hide to ourselves on a Sunday morning and the kingfisher didn’t disappoint us at all, he sat around on most of the closest perches giving us some great views and photographs.
Later on he started fishing the ponds that are further away, which was about the time that more people started arriving in the hide but by then we had got the photos we wanted.
We left about 2.30 in the afternoon just as the rain we had left behind in the morning caught us up and the light levels dropped dramatically.
The next photographic day, at Sion Hall Falconry Centre has been set for the 15th February 2014.
its going to run from around 11am till 2-2:30pm depending on lighting levels.
We will have static and flying displays of various birds from Owls to falcons to eagles.
If the light is bad we will have a studio light setup available.
booking are being taken now at the Centre, so please visit the site below to secure your place
http://www.falconrycenter.co.uk for details
hope to see you there on the day
Took my Nephew Matt to Water Ark Foss for the afternoon.
Its a terrible place to get to, very slippy steep muddy grass banks and rocks to navigate and a narrow path navigating past a few trees but we were rewarded with one of the best waterfalls in the area, in my opinion.
on the way back, the path collapsed and i was hanging from a fallen tree but it was great fun.
There is another shot i want to get but it means climbing down a 10 foot high rock face which wasn’t going to happen on the day we went with all the gear we had with us.
Ive just bought some assailing equipment so will be going back shortly to safely get to the bottom where i want to be.
What can I say, every photo workshop we have run, this year, at Sion Hall Bird of Prey centre has been blessed with superb late afternoon / early evening light.
I would just like to thank all the staff and the participants for making the evenings a great success.
We are in the process of organising day workshops during the centres closed season where we have more time and scope to try and deliver something totally different.
Please keep checking this blog for dates or check out the centres website for details.
The next photo workshop has been announced for the 7th September 2013
location is Sion Hall Falconry Centre Near Thirsk and it will start at 5pm
cost is £40
please contact the centre to book your place
There are still places left on my next photo workshop evening on the
3rd August 2013
Sion Hall Falconry Centre, Nr Thirsk
Come and meet the latest addition to the birds at Sion Hall Falconry Centre
A baby Northern Hawk Owl named Radar
the next photo evening is on the 3rd August 2013